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Sony/ATV signs James Arthur

By | Published on Friday 4 October 2013

James Arthur

Something of a rarity amongst ‘X-Factor’ graduates, the show’s 2012 winner James Arthur writes his own songs, and so has signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Covering Arthur’s ‘oeuvre’ so far, plus anything he cares to draft in the near future, it also includes parts of his first LP, ‘James Arthur’, a collaboration with Sony/ATV co-signs Emeli Sandé, Salaam Remi, Naughty Boy and Labrinth.

Sony/ATV’s VP of A&R Amber Davis says: “I’ve been chasing this deal since before James made the finals in ‘X-Factor’ last year. One of the things that first appealed to me about James was that he had already written some fantastic songs before he even went on the show. He’s a genuine writer and lyrically really interesting. James is the real deal”.

Arthur adds: “I am really excited by the opportunities that this opens up and all that Sony/ATV can bring into play to further strengthen and develop my career. The fact that I am now published under the same roof as the likes of Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé and Salaam Remi, all of whom I have had the honour of working with on my first album, is totally mind blowing and very humbling”.

‘James Arthur’ the album is out 4 Nov.